“Aladdin” Theatre Workshop for Families

You are invited to this FREE workshop for families!

Saturday, April 29th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Ever wonder what it is like to be in High School Theatre? Join us for our theatre workshop and we’ll take you backstage where you can see what it’s like to be on stage!

Come and meet the actors and play theatre games.  Learn about the sound system, orchestra, and set building.  See costumes, try face painting, and do a craft.

Jefferson Theatre Company Presents “Aladdin”

Join us for our spring musical, Aladdin. Aladdin is a common street rat until he frees a genie from a magical lamp. The genie tells Aladdin that for rubbing the lamp, he is entitled to three wishes (and wishing for more wishes is not an option). Aladdin needs to save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn’t quite what he appears to be.

Directed by Laura Schmit, set design by Robin McIntrye, music direction by Jane Samsal and David Zimmerman, choreographed by Natalie Schmit and costumes by Laurie Clements. Performances will be at Jefferson High School Auditorium.

Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m
Saturday, May 6th at 3:00 p.m and  7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m.

General Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets.  Our senior citizen preview is on Wednesday May 3rd at 4:00 p.m. for $5.

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Jefferson Theatre Company Presents Student Directed One Act Plays

Jefferson Theatre Company is proud to announce their productions of three student directed one acts.  Breaking Badly, The Monologue Show, and Game of Tiaras will be presented at Jefferson High School March 23rd and 24th. Please join us for these hilarious comedies! Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.

Show Times:
March 23rd and 24th at 7:00 pm

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Show Baskets Available at Student Directed One Acts


Enter to win any one or all four of the baskets, each themed with one of the 2016-2017 JTC shows: Comedy of Errors, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Inherit the Wind, and Aladdin. Tickets will be sold for $2 each or 3 for $5. The winners will be announced at the Friday, March 24th show. Need not be present to win. Want to know what’s in each basket? Watch Facebook next week for a sneak peak!

Wagner’s “My Garden” Fundraiser for JTC

Jefferson Theatre Company will be selling professionally designed My Garden Combo Kits.  Each kit contains 7 plants and will fit into 12 – 14” pots.  Plants are grown in ellepots which are biodegradable and a great alternative to plastic.

Comparable retail value for each Kit is $42. OUR PRICE IS ONLY $28 EACH

Presale starts TODAY, March 8th through Friday, March 31st

We will also have these for sale at the shows for Aladdin performances in May

Presale Details:

Use the JTC Plant Order Form to sell kits to family, friends and neighbors.  Turn in order form and all money due to Megan Borgerding (or Jill Borgerding) by Friday, March 31st.  All plants ordered will be delivered to Jefferson High School on Thursday, May 4th.

All presale orders must be picked up at Jefferson between 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4th!

Show Sales:

Before, during, and after every performance, Garden Kits will be sold until we sell out!  Only cash or check will be accepted during show sales.



For more info or questions contact Jill Borgerding at 612-747-2652 or email at Fundraising@JeffersonTheatreCompany.org.

Cast List Announced for “Aladdin”

Thank you all for auditioning. We are eager to start rehearsals. First read through with everyone — cast AND crew — is Wednesday, February 15th at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on stage.

— Laura Schmit, Jane Samsal, Natalie Schmit, & David Zimmerman


  • Aladdin – Tyson Insixiengmai
  • Jasmine – Izzy La Marca
  • Genie – Alexa Schirber
  • Iago – Jack Wisniewski
  • Jafar – Tom Rajcula
  • Sultan – Peter Elliott
  • Narrator 1 – Sydney Dunham
  • Narrator 2 – Lauren Rosenberg
  • Narrator 3 – Jenna Zimmerman
  • Narrator 4 – Heidi Krauss
  • Narrator 5 – Elise Johnson
  • Magic Carpet – Megan Borgerding
  • Razoul (chief guard) – Quincy Bryant
  • Matron –
  • Girl – Jessica Stark


(includes harem girls, guards, townspeople, royals- specific roles determined at first dance rehearsal):

  • Maggie Baukol
  • Jhenna Becker
  • Lydia Borrell
  • Quinn Bourgon
  • Mandii Braun
  • Chase Brown
  • Katriela Caspari
  • Jenna Clements
  • Anna Cole
  • Samantha Evert
  • Anna Marie Gomes
  • Gabe Hansen
  • Ella Jones – see Laura
  • Ella Kapocius
  • Benjamin Kasahara
  • Alena Krauss
  • Joshua Lueth
  • Mari Mason
  • Emma Matson
  • Paislee Olson
  • Dani Peterson
  • Phil Royer
  • Sean Sheets
  • Lexi Shields
  • Kate Snyder
  • Jessica Stark
  • Max Stenbeck
  • Hannah Terry
  • Devyn Terry
  • Lucas Thurston
  • Juliet White


  • Stage Manager – Greg Kohler
  • Asst. Stage Manager – Linnea Kocher – see Laura
  • Asst. Stage Manager – Sabrina Hansen
  • Costumes – Tori Lundeen
  • Costumes – Amy Swanton
  • Lights – Andrew Norfolk
  • Sound – Emily Jorschumb
  • RJ Arpin
  • Emma Bonney
  • Annika Dietrich – see Laura
  • Lillian Garretson
  • Mina Hammer
  • Olivia Higgins
  • Zoe Phan
  • Jackson Plante
  • Jillian Sjoquist
  • JT Sjoquist
  • Paige Staub – see Laura
  • Abby Swan
  • Roland Wenzel
  • Lydia Willaims


  • Drums – Sam Pertl
  • Keyboard Bass – Krissy Monson
  • Auxiliary Percussion – William Gomes
  • Auxiliary Percussion – Sophie Gleason
  • Nathan Noma — Trumpet

Callbacks Announced for “Aladdin”

Callbacks for Aladdin will be tomorrow night, February 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for the following students

Note: Though you may not have been called back, you are still under consideration for casting.  Please watch for the official cast list to be posted Tuesday, February 14th.
For Jasmine:

  • Izzy La Marca
  • Kate Snyder
  • Devyn Terry
  • Juliet White

For Aladdin:

  • Tom Rajcula
  • Phil Royer
  • Tyson Insixiengmai
  • Andrew Norfolk

For Genie:

  • Alexa Schirber
  • Quincy Bryant
  • Maya Mic
  • Elise Johnson

For Jafar- you will be singing his song “Why Me”:

  • William Gomes
  • Max Stenbeck
  • Andrew Norfolk
  • Tom Rajcula

For Iago:

  • Jack Wisniewski
  • Alexa Schirber
  • William Gomes
  • Heidi Krauss

For Sultan:

  • Peter Elliott

Bloomington One Act Plays Presented Friday, February 10th

Inherit the Wind is Jefferson Theatre Company’s dramatic One Act Play based on the 1925 Scopes Trial. A Tennessee school teacher is arrested for violating the Butler Act, a state law which prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution. Drawing intense national media attention, two of the nation’s leading lawyers go head-to-head, one defending the Bible and Creation, the other an advocate for Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Kennedy Theatre Company will be performing the One Act Play The Lottery based on the book by Shirley Jackson. The story opens as children busy themselves collecting stones. The head of each household comes forward and draws a slip of paper for the lottery. One slip has a black spot. Once a family is chosen, the second round begins.

Come see these One Act Plays performed together at Kennedy High School on Friday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8 for students and seniors.

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JTC Spring Musical Auditions Announement

Announcing auditions for Aladdin, our spring musical.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Callbacks will be Monday, February 13th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Locations for both will be posted on the front doors as well as the stage doors.

All forms and payments must be complete before you will be allowed to audition.  Orchestra members and tech crew are expected to complete this process as well by the audition date.

When completing your audition form, please list ALL conflicts. You will not be able to expand conflicts after rehearsals have begun.  You are expected to be in attendance at ALL rehearsals unless specified in your listing of conflicts on the audition form.

All registrations need to be completed and fees paid before you are allowed to audition.  To ensure a smooth audition, please complete your online registration at least 2 hours before auditions begin to allow your registration to be processed.  You may email your photo and/or one-page resume to Auditions@JeffersonTheatreCompany.org.

Music samples for preparation are available in Jane Samsal’s office in the choir room or you can download a copy here.

Dress to dance and move.

Detailed instructions regarding the audition process can be found here.

Rehearsals for Aladdin begin February 15th, and you can find a complete rehearsal schedule here.

Please direct any questions to Auditions@JeffersonTheatreCompany.org.

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